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Capital Region Scholars’ Dinner honors two top Mohon students, teachers

| May 18, 2018

  Two Mohonasen High School seniors have been recognized for being among the Capital Region’s highest achieving student scholars. Noelle Levasseur and Jourdyn Nicholson were honored Wednesday, May 16 as part of the 32nd Annual Scholars’ Recognition Dinner held at the Marriott Hotel in Albany. They are also featured in a special insert in the […]

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Mohon seniors awarded Ralph Boyd, Sr. Human Rights scholarships

| May 17, 2018

Mohonasen High School seniors Antonio Spadaro and Taryn Williams have been named recipients of the 2018 Ralph F. Boyd, Sr. Scholarship Award for their work on behalf of civil and human rights in the community. Both Spadaro and Williams are active members of the school’s Peers for Peace club. The student-led group is committed to building a […]

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Draper History Club tours DC and Gettysburg

| May 17, 2018

On April 25, the Draper Middle School History Club embarked on a jam-packed three-day trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The 27 students were accompanied by six parent chaperones and club advisor Mark Di Cocco, a social studies teacher at the middle school. Mr. DiCocco said during the trip, students had opportunities to […]

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On the ballot: Bus purchase proposition

| May 15, 2018

On May 15, Mohonasen residents will be asked to vote on a proposition to purchase three full-size, 72-passenger buses and three 33-passenger buses at a total cost of $470,000. Of this amount, 69.7 percent, or $327,590, would be reimbursed through state aid, leaving the district responsible to pay $142,410, or $28,482 per year for five […]

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Draper names “Students of the Month” for March & April

| May 10, 2018

Congratulations to the most recent Draper Middle School “Students of the Month.” They are: Grade 6 Madison Posson Juliana Hamblet Grace MacTurk Bryan Knizek Grade 7 Payton Burke Alexis Brown Connor Candee  Gianna Frisone Grade 8 Matthew Small Tyler Barnes Sophia Di Gesare Lorelei Frederick These students demonstrated positive character traits and served as role models for […]

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District outlines proposed budget, hears from board candidates at budget hearing

| May 10, 2018

District officials outlined the proposed 2018-19 school budget during a public hearing on Monday, May 7. Residents also heard from four candidates who are vying for three seats on the Board of Education, during the Meet the Candidates Night event. The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, May 15, […]

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Unified Basketball to celebrate Senior Night on May 7

| May 4, 2018

The 2018 Unified Basketball season is well underway at Mohonasen. The Unified Sports program is a collaboration between the New York State Public School Athletic Association (NYSSPHAA) and the Special Olympics. Now in its fifth year at Mohonasen, the interscholastic sports program encourages skill-building, teamwork and sportsmanship for students with and without intellectual disabilities.  There is […]

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Mohon Masque’s “Guys and Dolls” earns seven regional award nominations

| May 3, 2018

The Mohon Masque spring production of Guys and Dolls has been nominated for seven High School Musical Theatre Awards, the most of any school in the Capital District. The regional theater awards, which serve to highlight theater arts education in schools and reward excellence in student performance, were introduced in 2017 and are sponsored by Proctors and the […]

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Free Narcan training for county residents

| April 27, 2018

Schenectady County residents have an opportunity to attend one of two free Narcan trainings in May designed to equip people with lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses. When administered properly, Narcan — or naloxone — can reverse the effects of the narcotics. It has been instrumental in reducing the numbers of fatal overdoses related to opioids. […]

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MHS to receive No Place for Hate Gold Star Award

| April 26, 2018

On May 16, several student and staff representatives of the Mohonasen High School’s new No Place for Hate club will accept an award for their outstanding work to address bullying and bias and improve the school climate. The award will be presented as part of the No Place for Hate Recognition Ceremony which will take […]

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